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Elisabeth Slingsby

Elisabeth Slingsby

Supervisor: Professor Mary Beard

College: Corpus Christi

Thesis Title (Preliminary): Lead by Example: the Significance of Classical Greek Exempla in the Late Republic and Early Principate


Biography:

Elisabeth’s PhD examines the reinterpretation of Classical Greek political history in the Late Republic and Early Principate, with a particular focus on the manner in which the Romans utilised Greek exempla. She came to Cambridge in 2019 after completing her Bachelor of Arts (Honours) and Master of Philosophy at the University of Sydney. Her Honours thesis explored the parallels between the Athenian Amnesty of 403BC and the amnesty Cicero negotiated after the assassination of Caesar in 44BC. Her Masters thesis investigated the extent to which Cornelius Nepos' portrayal of tyranny in Foreign Generals reflects his concerns about the so-called Second Triumvirate.

Other Academic Interests

Elisabeth's broader research interests include ancient biography, political theory, the history of memory, and Greek and Roman law.  

Upcoming events

Bridging Binaries LGBTQ+ tour

Apr 25, 2020

Museum of Classical Archaeology, Faculty of Classics

Bridging Binaries LGBTQ+ tour

May 16, 2020

Museum of Classical Archaeology, Faculty of Classics

Bridging Binaries LGBTQ+ tour

Jun 06, 2020

Museum of Classical Archaeology, Faculty of Classics

Athens: Economy & Democracy Conference (in honour of P. Millett)

Jul 09, 2020

Faculty of Classics and Downing College, Cambridge

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Mar 31, 2020

The Museum of Classical Archaeology is pleased to announce the first in a series of short videos on objects in the collection, featuring the Faculty's own Prof Caroline Vout.

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Mar 20, 2020

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Feb 06, 2020

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CREWS: Visiting Fellowship focused on the study of ancient writing systems

Jan 22, 2020

Details of how to apply for this Visiting Fellowship are now available online. The deadline for applications is 5pm GMT on Monday, 17th February 2020

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